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Bad Blood (Naturals Series #4)
     

Bad Blood (Naturals Series #4)

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by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
 

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When Cassie Hobbes joined the FBI's Naturals program, she had one goal: uncover the truth about her mother's murder. But now, everything Cassie thought she knew about what happened that night has been called into question. Her mother is alive, and the people holding her captive are more powerful-and dangerous-than anything the Naturals have faced so far. As

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When Cassie Hobbes joined the FBI's Naturals program, she had one goal: uncover the truth about her mother's murder. But now, everything Cassie thought she knew about what happened that night has been called into question. Her mother is alive, and the people holding her captive are more powerful-and dangerous-than anything the Naturals have faced so far. As Cassie and the team work to uncover the secrets of a group that has been killing in secret for generations, they find themselves racing a ticking clock.

New victims. New betrayals. New secrets.
When the bodies begin piling up, it soon becomes apparent that this time, the Naturals aren't just hunting serial killers.

They're being hunted.

Praise for Killer Instinct

"A welcome addition to the teen-sleuth genre."
-Kirkus Reviews

"Barnes knows how to keep the reader hooked, and fans will be eagerly reaching for this title and clamoring for the next in the series."
-Booklist

"This is a definite purchase for libraries...."
-School Library Journal

"Intricately plotted, this novel will keep teens guessing and leave readers eagerly waiting the next installment in The Naturals series."
-VOYA

Praise for The Naturals

  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2014
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers, 2014

"The Naturals is Criminal Minds for the YA world, and I loved every page."
-New York Times best-selling author Ally Carter

* "[A] tightly paced suspense novel that will keep readers up until the wee hours to finish."
-VOYA (starred review)

"This savvy thriller grabs readers right away."
-Kirkus Reviews

"It's a stay-up-late-to-finish kind of book, and it doesn't disappoint."
-Publishers Weekly

"In this high-adrenaline series opener...even a psychic won't anticipate all the twists and turns."
-Booklist

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
PRAISE FOR KILLER INSTINCT

"A welcome addition to the teen-sleuth genre."—Kirkus Reviews

PRAISE FOR THE NATURALS

"In this high-adrenaline series opener...even a psychic won't anticipate all the twists and turns."—Booklist

PRAISE FOR THE NATURALS

"It's a stay-up-late-to-finish kind of book, and it doesn't disappoint."—Publishers Weekly

PRAISE FOR THE NATURALS

"This savvy thriller grabs readers right away."—Kirkus Reviews

PRAISE FOR THE NATURALS

* "[A] tightly paced suspense novel that will keep readers up until the wee hours to finish."—VOYA (starred review)

PRAISE FOR THE NATURALS

"The Naturals is Criminal Minds for the YA world, and I loved every page."—New York Times best-selling author Ally Carter

PRAISE FOR THE NATURALS

Accolades

  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2014
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers, 2014
  • PRAISE FOR KILLER INSTINCT

    "Intricately plotted, this novel will keep teens guessing and leave readers eagerly waiting the next installment in The Naturals series."—VOYA

    PRAISE FOR KILLER INSTINCT

    "This is a definite purchase for libraries...."—School Library Journal

    PRAISE FOR KILLER INSTINCT

    "Barnes knows how to keep the reader hooked, and fans will be eagerly reaching for this title and clamoring for the next in the series."—Booklist

    School Library Journal
    03/01/2017
    Gr 9 Up—In this fourth volume of the series, Cassie Hobbs and her team of teenage FBI profilers are on the hunt for an organized group of serial killers. When people from their past investigations begin turning up dead, Cassie realizes that her team members are actually the prey. Soon, the very qualities that have made them such an effective team start to unravel them all. Cassie reads people by studying their behavior, personalities, and environment, but has blocked much of her own painful history after her mother's disappearance. Lia the lie detector puts herself in danger to get information from a cult; Michael the emotion reader goes head-to-head with his abusive father; Sloane the statistician digs deeper into logic and numbers to protect her grieving heart; and Dean the profiler has to face the possibility that he's more like his cold and calculating father than he ever knew. Initially, the narrative is stilted, relying heavily on exposition to get the story rolling, but once the unreasonably smug serial killer delivers his tip and is out of the way, the writing picks up significantly. Character motivation and the story's feinting twists become the driving force of this tightly plotted and gruesomely compelling thriller. Subplots and red herrings abound but converge logically, creating a satisfying and surprising conclusion with room for even more sequels. This volume can be read as a stand-alone for those immune to plot spoilers. VERDICT Recommend to fans of the series and to older teens who crave dark and fast-paced psychological thrillers in the style of Criminal Minds.—Leighanne Law, Scriber Lake High School, WA

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781484757321
    Publisher:
    Disney Press
    Publication date:
    11/01/2016
    Series:
    Disney Press Naturals Series , #4
    Pages:
    384
    Sales rank:
    12,700
    Product dimensions:
    5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)
    Lexile:
    HL700L (what's this?)
    Age Range:
    12 - 17 Years

    Meet the Author

    Jennifer Lynn Barnes has written several acclaimed young adult novels, including the first three books in The Naturals series, The Naturals, Killer Instinct, and All In. She has advanced degrees in psychology, psychiatry, and cognitive science. She received her PhD from Yale University and is now a professor in psychology. You can find her online at www.jenniferlynnbarnes.com or follow her on Twitter @jenlynnbarnes.

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    Bad Blood (Naturals Series #4) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
    KateUnger 11 months ago
    Bad Blood is the conclusion to Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ series, The Naturals. Five teenagers with special abilities that they’ve developed because of some horror’s in their past aid the FBI in solving murders. At the beginning of the series, they only work on cold cases, but by this book, they’re working on an active case and getting entangled in some pretty awful things. I love the suspense, and I love how different this series is from many other YA books. Each of the earlier books in the series focuses on the backstory of one of the characters, and this book reveals details about the remaining two characters. It also brings the series full circle and involves the death of Cassie’s (the main characters and narrator) mother, which is introduced in book 1. I really enjoyed how personal everything becomes throughout this series. Barnes’ is a master of bringing the reader along on an emotional rollercoaster, and this book is no exception. A new “Natural” is introduced in this book, and while it’s clear that this series is over by the end of the book, Barnes does kind of leave it open for a possible spin-off series, which I would read in a heartbeat if she ever writes it. Her writing is so masterful. I have already reserved this first book on audio via Overdrive. I never went back to re-read the books before each new one was released, but knowing how interconnected the stories are, I now need to re-listen to the full series if I can find it. http://opinionatedbooklover.com/review-bad-blood-by-jennifer-lynn-barnes/
    Anonymous 12 months ago
    A whole new view of the series that keeps the readers guessing.